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‘Cease politicizing financial system’: Beijing blasts US for threatening to ban TikTok & different Chinese language apps

‘Stop politicizing economy’: Beijing blasts US for threatening to ban TikTok & other Chinese apps

Threatening to limit Chinese language apps on groundless claims that they’re feeding information on Individuals to the federal government in Beijing solely exposes Washington’s hypocrisy, China’s International Ministry stated.

Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has known as on the US to “present an open, honest, simply, and non-discriminatory atmosphere for market entities of different international locations to take a position and function within the US.” 

Cease politicizing commerce and financial points, and cease selling discrimination and insurance policies of exclusion via abusing the idea of nationwide safety.

Washington has been threatening TikTok and different Chinese language software program corporations with a ban, regardless of offering no proof of any wrongdoing on their half, Weng said. 

By making a transfer in opposition to the Chinese language apps, the US would violate the rules of a free-market financial system and the principles of the World Commerce Group, the spokesman identified. It might additionally reveal the hypocrisy and double requirements of the Individuals, who maintain insisting that they’re “upholding equity and freedoms” within the financial system, he added. 

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On Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised that President Donald Trump will take motion “within the coming days” in opposition to Chinese language software program corporations he claimed had been a safety risk to America as a result of being “related to the Chinese language Communist Get together.” 

Final week, Trump warned that he was able to ban the massively common Chinese language video-sharing app TikTok inside 24 hours, however the risk has to date been unfulfilled. 

TikTok’s dad or mum firm, ByteDance, was reportedly in talks to divest its American operations to Microsoft in an effort to someway come to an settlement with the White Home. However the negotiations had been reportedly placed on maintain on the weekend over Trump’s opposition to the thought. 

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The assault on the Chinese language apps was preceded by Washington’s crackdown on the telecoms big and world’s largest cell phone producer Huawei. It was additionally labeled a safety risk, with the US even trying to influence different international locations to not use its applied sciences. Beijing insisted that the actions of the Trump administration had been aimed solely at eradicating a robust Chinese language competitor from the US market to the advantage of its personal corporations.

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